Alex Martin DDS Blog
June 13, 2017
If you (like most of us) have ever had to replace a charger for your phone or laptop, you know just having the cord isn’t enough — you also need the part that plugs into the wall. It’s kind of the same if you’ve lost a tooth. Dental implants are the only replacement option that give you back the stabilizing root as well as the crown, or the portion you can see. Why does that matter so much? Your dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, explains more about dental implants in this week’s blog post.
May 9, 2017
When patients hear the two words, “cosmetic dentistry,” they normally assume that these dental procedures are closely associated with vanity. This could be because of media influences, associating cosmetic surgery to celebrities that have altered their bodies for aesthetic reasons. To many patient’s surprise, cosmetic dentistry can be just as important to someone’s oral health as it is to their appearance. Yes, there are great benefits that are pleasing to the eye, but cosmetic procedures from your dentist in Scottsdale can also improve your dental health and quality of life.
April 13, 2017
Dental emergencies can be scary. They’re never planned and usually, we’re not prepared for them when they do arise. Most patients tend to act rashly in hysteria, especially if the dental accident is especially painful. This could actually be the most counterproductive way to approach a dental emergency. Your emergency dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, wants you to take advantage of the moments right after a dental accident occurs. After all, how you react during these few minutes before you visit our office could be the difference between losing and saving your natural permanent teeth.
March 26, 2017
The health and beauty of your teeth and gums are important to your quality of life and confidence. With great oral hygiene habits and care from your dentist in Scottsdale, you will promote the longevity of your smile. However, finding an excellent dental team to meet your needs can be a challenge. You have unique oral health requirements that will change over the years. By choosing the right dental office, you will ensure your needs are met to protect your oral health. With Dr. Alex Martin and his caring staff, you benefit from great advice, quality information, and superior dental care you deserve.
January 7, 2017
You take a cool drink of ice water and immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. You give it a moment to stop, but you can practically hear your tooth throbbing. You’re disoriented by the pain, you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they take care of toothaches? What should you do to get immediate relief? Don’t go to the emergency room; this is the kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Scottsdale. (more…)
December 4, 2016
In the next few weeks, you are going to start popping up in a lot of photographs. Between your office party, Christmas parties, and New Year’s, your face is going to appear frequently in dozens of pictures. When everyone sees them, what is going to be the first thing that they notice? Will it be your beautiful smile? Don’t think it’s possible? Your cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, can give you a new smile for the New Year.
November 16, 2016
Who will serve as your cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale? It’s an important question and takes some thought and research to arrive at the right answer for your smile. Dr. Alex Martin provides many aesthetic treatments that enhance healthy smiles so people feel youthful and confident. Could he help change your teeth and gums for a beautiful, refreshed look?
October 28, 2016
$100 billion is an astronomical number, but the scale becomes even more apparent when you consider what you can buy with it. You could buy a round trip to the moon for you and 149 of your closest friends, or over 130 Airbus A380s (the largest passenger airplane the world). You could even buy the Chicago Cubs…100 times over. $100 billion is a tremendous amount of money, and it’s amazing that amount is lost each year by Americans with dental insurance. (more…)
September 22, 2016
The landscape in Arizona has a rare combination of qualities. It can be both sparse and beautiful. Wide expanses of territory show little signs of life outside of the scant bushes, occasionally broken up by a towering cactus. You can feel the buzz of life around you in the lizards and insects, but you can only see the signs they leave behind. Unfortunately, when it comes to your teeth, sparse never means beautiful. It’s been a while since you’ve been able to flash a full smile because your teeth, what are left of them, desperately need repair. You don’t even know if it’s possible. Dr. Martin, a dentist in Scottsdale, knows he can help rebuild your smile, no matter what condition it is in. (more…)
June 14, 2013
Life moves faster than it ever has. As a result, many of us are more stressed now than ever before. For some, that stress comes from the pressure to always stay connected. For others, it may come from finances. Regardless of where it comes from, though, it can affect your wellbeing, including your oral health.
That’s because when you become stressed, it becomes more difficult for the body to regular inflammation. In and of itself, inflammation isn’t a bad thing—in fact, it is part of the immune response. When it works as it should, it can be beneficial. But when it gets out of control, it can become a weapon the body uses against itself. And one of the targets it uses it against just so happens to be your smile, as the ADG reported last year.
What this means for patients of Dr. Martin is that managing stress is important. Just as important are regular visits and a great at-home routine. We recommended seeing us every six month, plus a routine that includes brushing twice a day, flossing at least once, and rinsing with a fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.
Ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale team? Call us today. We provide care for patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.